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Polytechnic College of Davao del Sur

Criminology Department

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
Preliminary Examination

INSTRUCTION: Select the correct answer for each of the following questions. Mark only one answer for each item by
shading the circle that corresponds to the letter of your choice on the answer sheet provided. STRICTLY NO ERASURES
ALLOWED.

1. Chemistry is the science that studies matter and its d. False, because the test was only created to
properties in aid of investigation. determine the presence of invisible blood on the
a. True c. Partly true e. None crime scene and not to determine what type of
b. False d. Partly false blood is the blood sample
2. The person who discovered the different blood group. e. None of these
a. Carl Landsteiner d. Carl Lansteiner 8. Fifty-five percent of blood is composed of plasma.
b. Karl Lansteiner e. None of these a. True c. Partly true e. None
c. Karl Landsteiner b. False d. Partly false
3. PO1 Rey found a liquid sample in the crime scene. He 9. The blood component which is responsible for
tested the sample and found out the is it human blood. bringing nutrients to the different organs of the body.
What test may he use to conclusively associate the a. Red blood cells c. Protein e. None
blood sample to a specific individual? b. Platelet d. White blood celss
a. Blood type test d. Any of these 10. The following are the categories of bloodstains except:
b. DNA test e. None of these a. Transfer c. Projected e. None
c. Fingerprint test b. Smearing d. Passive
4. Luminol test is used to determine whether or not the 11. Forensic chemistry is the science that involves the
blood is that of a human or animal. study of matter, the changes that occurs, and other
a. True, because it is the test for human protein chemical reactions that may occur.
b. True, because it is the test for iron in blood a. True, because Forensic Chemistry involves the
c. False, because it tests the presence of antiserum in study of matter and the changes
the crime scene b. True, because Forensic Chemistry usually focuses
d. False, because it only checks if it is blood on the topics in Chemistry and how does it affect
e. True, because it determines the presence human the changes in the state of matter
blood in the crime scene c. False, because Forensic Chemistry also includes
5. The following are the scope of Forensic Chemistry other sciences not only chemistry
except: d. False, because it should include the chemical
a. Dactyploscopy d. Biology reactions that occurs when it in exposed in the
b. Questioned Document e. None of these crime scene
c. Legal Medicine e. None of these
6. Aileen is a forensic chemist. She was a part of the 12. Seminal fluid contains
team who investigates the death of Mayor Dimaukom. a. Spermatozoa d. All of these
The following are the stages in the practice of Forensic b. Water e. None of these
Chemistry, except c. Inorganic salts
a. Collection d. All of these 13. People with blood type ‘O’ comprises 40-42% of the
b. Examination e. None of these population.
c. Court appearance a. True c. Partly true e. None
7. When testing for the presence of invisible blood stain, b. False d. Partly false
it is a must that the investigator must automatically 14. PO1 Mateo found a suspected semen sample in the
photograph the image after applying the chemical and crime scene. He brought it to the Crime Laboratory
turning the lights off. and tested it if it was semen. After the test, the sample
a. True, because when the lights are turned on the produced orange-red pigment. What test did he use?
image will disappear a. Florence test d. All of these
b. True, because the image will disappear after the b. Barberio’s test e. None of these
chemicals evaporate c. Acid Phosphate test
c. False, because the image will stay as long as the 15. People with blood type ‘B’ comprises ___ of the
lights are turned off or blocked population.
a. 10-12% c. 40-42% e. 3-5%
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b. 15-17% d. 43-45% a. True c. False e. None of these
16. It is known as the circulating tissue of the body. b. Partly true d. Partly false
a. Saliva c. Blood e. None 26. Semen is composed purely of sperm cells secreted by
b. Plasma d. Red blood cells the male reproductive organ during sexual intercourse.
17. White blood cells are also known as a. True, because sperm cells are secreted during
a. Erythrocyte d. None of these intercourse
b. Thrombocyte e. All of these b. True, because semen is composed of sperm cells
c. Leukocyte c. True, because semen is secreted by the male
18. Semen contains flavins that causes semen to reproductive organ
fluorescence under white light. d. All of these
a. True c. False e. None e. None of these
b. Partly true d. Partly false 27. People with blood type ‘A’ comprises ___ of the
19. PO1 Kerwin was tasked to investigate the death of population.
Espinosa in prison. While probing the crime scene, he c. 10-12% c. 40-42% e. 3-5%
found a fluid which he suspects to be blood. He tests d. 15-17% d. 43-45%
the sample and the test produced a pink color change. 28. What test is used when there is an invisible blood stain
What test did he used to test the sample? on the crime scene?
a. Precipitin test d. All of these a. Kastle-Meyer test d. Any of these
b. Kastle-Meyer test e. None of these b. Leucomalachite test e. None of these
c. Leucomalachite test c. Luminol test
20. DNA stands for 29. Dayan and Laila have been sexually active for seven
a. Deoxyrinucleic Acid d. Dexyribonucleic Acid years. However, they never conceived a baby even
b. Deoxyribonucleic Acid e. None of these though neither of them is not using any
c. Deoxyrinucleic Acid contraceptives. Dayan had his semen checked and it
21. After determining that the sample found on the crime was found out that he has oligospermia, which means
scene is blood, PO1 Kerwin continued his a. Dayan cannot fertilize Laila’s egg cell
investigation to determine whether the blood is from a b. Dayan’s semen contains very few sperm cells
human or an animal. What test must he use? which is not enough to fertilize an egg cell
a. Precipitin test d. All of these c. Dayan’s semen contains no sperm cells
b. Kastle-Meyer test e. None of these d. Dayan has a disorder wherein his reproductive
c. Leucomalachite test organ could not produce semen
22. Saliva is composed of e. All of these
a. Water d. Buccal cells 30. Leni who is blood type A was sexually raped. She
b. Amylase e. All of these conceived a baby girl and her blood type is B. During
c. None of these the investigation, there were three possible suspects:
23. PO1 Manny is investigating a sexual assault case PNoy who is blood type AB, Robredo who is blood
against Trillanes. While investigating, he found a fluid type A, and Du30 who is blood type O. Who among
sample on the victim’s body, which he suspects to be a the suspects is the possible perpetrator?
semen. To determine the presence of sperm cells on a. PNoy c. Du30 e. None of them
the fluid sample, PO1 Manny may use b. Robredo d. All of them
a. Barberio’s test d. None of these 31. The following are body fluids that may be collected
b. Florence test e. Any of these from the crime scene, except
c. Microscopic test a. Blood c. Saliva e. None of these
24. During an investigation bloodstains were found on the b. Semen d. All of these
crime scene. The two important determinations in the 32. PO1 Castillo was able to obtain a saliva specimen in
analysis of bloodstains are the direction of the blood the crime scene. He wants to test it for DNA to have a
splatter and angle of impact. conclusive evidence against the perpetrator. Which
a. False, because it should be the amount of blood component of saliva is a good source of DNA?
spilled and the blood type a. Amylase cells d. All of these
b. False, because it should be the width and length of b. Mucin cells e. None of these
drop of the blood on the surface c. Buccal cells
c. True, because the determinations should be the 33. Seminal fluid contains spermatozoa.
direction and blood type of the person involved a. True, because the seminal fluid is separate from
d. True, because the direction and impact are that of spermatozoa
important in investigating blood stains b. True, because the seminal fluid does not contain
e. None of these spermatozoa
25. Leucomalachite test produces a change of color to c. False, because seminal fluid has no spermatozoa
green.
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d. False, because seminal fluid only contains water 43. Sebastian was injured while fighting with Dayan as he
and inorganic salt was jealous with his relationship with DeLima. He has
e. None of these a deep cut on his right arm. Blood kept of dripping as
34. To test the presence of sperm cells, the forensic his wound would not clot. What is the component of
chemist may use the florence test. the blood that is responsible for clotting?
a. True c. False e. None of these a. Leucocyte c. Erythrocyte e. None
b. Partly true d. Partly false b. Thrombocyte d. All of these
35. In the test for saliva, the sample presumed saliva is 44. Leukocytes is a component of the plasma that is
mixed together with starch and iodine. responsible in fighting possible bacteria or germs in
a. True c. False e. None of these the body.
b. Partly true d. Partly false a. True c. False e. None of these
36. PO1 Shine was directed to collect evidence from the b. Partly true d. Partly false
crime scene. During the search, she found a liquid 45. Red blood cells are also known as erythrocytes.
substance that she suspects to be saliva. She tested the a. True c. False e. None of these
liquid by adding starch and iodine. The mixture of b. Partly true d. Partly false
starch and iodine will produce the color 46. Aspermia is the condition wherein the male
a. Green c. Orange e. None of these reproductive organ secretes semen with very few
b. Blue d. Pink sperm cells.
37. Saliva is common in crimes involving sexual assaults. a. False, because in this condition the semen
a. True c. Partly true e. None contains more than 1.5 billion sperm cells
b. False d. Partly false b. False, because this condition the semen contains
38. Forensic serology is the study of blood only in aid of no sperm cells
investigation or to find solution to a legal issue. c. True, because in this condition the semen secreted
a. True c. False e. None of these only contains little or few sperm cells
b. Partly true d. Partly false d. All of these
39. PO1 Dayan found a stain on the bedsheets on the e. None of these
crime scene of a rape case. He suspects that it is a 47. The following are the rules in the practice of forensic
semen from the perpetrator. What kind of light is chemistry, except
usually used to check the possible presence of semen a. Go slowly d. All of these
on the bed sheets? b. Take notes e. None of these
a. Dark light d. None of these c. Consult others
b. Ultraviolet light e. All of these 48. Adults produce about 1.5 to 3 liters of saliva per day.
c. Infrared light a. True c. Partly true e. None
40. People with blood type ‘AB’ comprises ___ of the b. False d. Partly false
population. 49. The investigator was probing the crime scene when he
e. 10-12% c. 40-42% e. 3-5% found a liquid sample which he suspects to be blood.
f. 15-17% d. 43-45% What are the steps that he should take in testing the
41. It is the science that deals with the study of blood and sample?
other body fluids. a. Determine if it is blood
a. Forensic serology d. All of these b. Identify if it is a human or animal blood
b. Forensic Chemistry e. None of these c. Test for DNA
c. Angioscopy d. All of these
42. Leni who is blood type A was sexually raped. She e. None of these
conceived a baby girl and her blood type is B. During 50. Blood type may be used as a conclusive evidence to
the investigation, there were three possible suspects: prove paternity.
PNoy who is blood type AB, Robredo who is blood a. True c. False e. None of these
type B, and Du30 who is blood type O. Who among b. Partly true d. Partly false
the suspects is the possible perpetrator?
a. Robredo only as he has a blood match with the -------------------------Nothing Follows---------------------------
baby
b. PNoy and Robredo as they have a possible match
with the baby “During a test; people look up for inspiration, down in desperation,
c. Robredo and Du30 as they have a possible match and left and right for information!” (Never do the last!)
with the baby -Author Unknown-
d. PNoy and Du30 as they have a possible match
with the baby
e. None of them

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